Harley for Horses Motorcycle Run is back

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 13, 2022

LAPLACE — The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs in the River Parishes, is hosting its 21st annual Harley for Horses Motorcycle Run on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

The motorcycle run, open to riders of all makes of motorcycles, began when GNOTRC was given a pet pig named Harley, who became the mascot for the event.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on April 24. This year’s motorcycle run is set to depart at 11 a.m. from the LaPlace travel center at 4325 Highway 51 in LaPlace. The route will take participants to lunch at Manny’s Bar, located at 19706 Highway 22 in Maurepas, and will end with live music and a raffle at Frenier Landing, 113 Dottie Lane in LaPlace.

Participants must be 21 years of age. Registration for the event is $30 for a single rider and $50 for a rider and passenger. The fee includes lunch at the midpoint and admission to the live music event following the run. The music will start at 3 p.m. Non-riders are invited to join the festivities at Frenier Landing for $10.

Once again, this year’s Harley for Horses will be dedicated to fallen St. John the Baptist Parish deputy Brandon Nielsen, who organized and also escorted the ride for several years. Donations will also be accepted for the families and survivors of the Fallen Four.

Riders who pre-register by April 14 will also receive a free Harley for Horses 2022 T-shirt.

Located in LaPlace, the Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center was founded in 1995 with four students and two horses. Today, the riding center’s nine horses continue to help riders with disabilities.

For more information, call 504-466-9960 or 985-651-LADY, visit www.gnotrc.com or email anita@gnotrc.com.